Run report 230 today
The favourite number of every dentist
And a percussion based instrumentalist
I don`t know that for sure,just made that up for a rhyme
It was about time.
Almost 800 of you joined us today as well as a near 40 strong volunteer team
And it wasn`t a dream.
Thank you all for joining us,either on the course or in and around the funnel
You missed a good one,Sally Gunnell.
Hello and welcome to (INSERT HERE - record breaking) Birkenhead parkrun. Number 230 saw us reach 793! The funnel double tape thing made its debut and we had 4 scanners. Thanks for your help in the funnel and although there is no core team pub based review planned of today,we think it went well.It was a wonderful sight watching the start from the finish funnel and seeing you all come down the road and then wind (rhyme with mind not er,wind) your way around the park.
Our first finisher (male) was Ian Wallace of Wirral AC in 17:15,then Steven Leslie of Village Road Runners AC with a new pb of 17:19 and Robert Logan,also getting a pb, this one 17:55!
Our first finisher (female) was Charlotte Towers in a time of 18:19(4th) then Jayne Price of Pensby Runners in a new pb of 19:45 (20th) and Alison Cole, a first timer with us who ran 20:46(39th)!
Welcome to all our first timers and tourists today! Congratulations on joining us for the first time of it was your first ever foray into the parkrun world and thanks very much indeed for choosing us if you were doing some touristing. We hope you very much enjoyed your Birkenhead parkrun experience and we look forward to seeing you next week or the next time you`re in the area.
Our first timers today were Harry King,Mark Critchley,Steve White,Sean McElhoney, Jack Whitfield,Joanne Fitzgerald,Sophie Siner,Alexandra Duncan,Sam Linge,William Thompson,Gemma Carolan,Charlie Bragg,Philip Stevenson,Jake Clague,Craig Luukas, Emma Williamson,Alfie Harland-Smy,Denise Renner,Finn MacDonald,Harry Christey, Tom Christey,Ben Kibble-Smith,Jack White,Ian Richards,Victoria Hollywood,Diane Birss,Zoe Wainwright,Catherine Jackson,Rachael Cottington,Lynsey Phillips,Wendy Alderton,Freya Eves,Will Taylor,Laurie Taylor,Louise Bishop,Adam Bulmer,Stacey Lamb,Paul Suckley,Anna Fox,Caroline Coles,Lisa Smith,Kerry Belger,Natalie Power, Braya Saunders,Erin Dyas,Blake Fletcher,Carl Fletcher,Ashleigh Carruthers,Kate Lewis,Isaac Power,Esmai Carruthers,Amelia Lewis,Lisa Lewis,Jonathan Shaw, Martin Shaw,Melanie Gelling,Julie Cotterell,Justin Stewart,Emily Philpotts,Victoria Booth, Mark Chapman,Katy Tilston,Hannah Williams,Max Hobbs,Sarah Burke,Alison Ellis,Mark Whalley,Daniel Morgan,Vikki Casey,Jan Whalley,Nicola Rudd,Keith Shuker,Julia Shuker
A veritable abundance of personal best perfection today from Steven Leslie 17:19, Robert Logan 17:55,James Nuthall 18:48,Ben Evans 19:08,Jayne Price 19:45, Chris Boardman 19:49,James Morris 20:06,James Dunleavy 20:27,Nick Wynne 20:43, Dermot Gough 20:46,Todd Humphreys 21:31,Lee Osborne 22:09,George Wilson 22:18, Hyacinthe Caldwell 22:23,Patrick Hadfield 22:29,Simon Locke 22:40,Zac Lincoln 23:05, Heidi Rogers 23:10,Helen Symonds 23:21,David McConechy 23:27,Si Cole 23:29,Tino Mbanini 23:32,Karl Ellis 24:10,Paul Caley 24:16,Samantha Owen 24:21,Oscar Boardman 24:28,Paddy Flashman 24:35,Kimberly Morris 24:46,Paul Duckers 24:53, Karl Horgan 24:55,Abbie Richmond 25:05,Logan Wade 25:07,Harry Ellis 25:09,David Barden 25:35,Natalie Stavrou 25:55,Richard Thomas 25:58,Linda Richmond 26:02, May Leeson 26:03,Callum Logan 26:09,Yvonne McDonough 26:19,Chris Jack 26:20, Julie Pinnington 26:21,Steffan Smith 26:28,Sian Berkson 26:33,Sarah Lees 26:55, Jennifer Warburton 26:57,Leila Howard 26:58,Stephen Leadbetter 27:12,Sarah Shaw 27:18,Lee Fulton 27:22,Claire Bear 27:26,Jemima Riley 27:42,Huw Garrod 27:58,Emily Kealey 28:05,Steve Rutter 28:43,Mark Titley 28:48,Alan Craze 28:52,Steve Haydn 28:54,Joseph McLachlan 28:58,Hazel Shingler 29:09,Rachael Denmade 29:14,Jisun Lee 29:20,Patrick Sanderson 29:29,Caroline Chandler 29:30,Quinn McCaul 29:34, Hannah Simpson 29:36,Emily O`Connell 29:48,Rory Stuart 29:53,Emma Gunatilleke 29:58,Rita Mistry 30:03,Catherine Court 30:07,Mark Fraser 30:21,Linda Gomersall 30:22,Emma Harrison 30:24,Catherine Smith 30:34,Isaac Turner 30:47,Daniel Turner 30:48,Ian Anderson 31:07,John Ryan 31:10,Michael Batchelor 31:35,Robert Richardson 31:44,Hettie Miles 31:57,Sam Reardon 31:58,Carmel Wright 32:02, Amanda Fisher 32:05,Megan Rowlinson 32:47,David Clark 32:50,Bethany Richards 32:56,Megan Richardson 33:04,Margaret Davenport 33:16,Alexander Reardon 33:36, Bethany Heath 33:37,Claire Mounsey 33:38,Laura Corris 33:41,Jack Anderson 33:42, Jane Sheehy 33:45,Catherine Thursby 34:10,Thomas Brown 34:12,Jessica Billing 34:39,Susie Everett 34:40,Andrew Gifford 34:46,Daisy McNally 34:55,Bethany Reardon 35:04,Michelle Heighton 35:12,Kirsty Jarvis 35:14,Miya Plaistow 35:47,Maureen Fountain 35:47,Emily Willett 36:06,Joanne Roberts 36:20,Rita Cassidy 36:22,Hayley Lightfoot 36:46,Anthony Reardon 36:51,Nicola Strickley 38:02,Caillen Berry 38:39, David Berry 38:41,Jacquie Steele 39:08,Hilary Gould 42:08,Tallulah Murphy 42:38, Rosie Harland-Smy 42:38,John Hall 46:04,Libby Hall 46:05,Michelle Oates 47:12, Emily Wood 50:44,Gemma Bulmer 52:26,Heather Lafferty 53:46,Rebecca Cain 54:54,Gemma Cain 55:15
Rachel Philpotts ran her 50th parkrun
Martin Gray did his 50th parkrun
Grzegorz Adamczewski did his 50th parkrun
Sandra Hamel ran her 50th parkrun
Matt Graham ran his 100th parkrun
Congratulations to Matt,Sandra,Grzegorz,Martin and Rachel on their fantastic achievements!!
Shenton`s 20:20 Reality - Jessica Relf 23:23,Laura Reese 26:26,Richard Shayle 27:27, Patrick Sanderson 29:29,Nigel Hobson 30:30,Wendy Newton 31:31,Joseph Chalmers 37:37,Rebecca Cain 54:54
Our blooming marvellous volunteer team was led by run director Rolf "How`s the blood pressure?" Westrum.Our timekeeping team was comprised of Mike "There`s only one Jon Rumley" Green and Stuart "Thank the Lord for that" Rickers.Our barcode scanning quartet was Phil "Number 1 Welsh volunteer" Stanley,Margaret Ray,Ruth "Lick and stick" Byers and Gemma "Grumpy Colin" Cloney.Our finish token team was Andrew "The strip" Hughes,John "The Beard" Armstrong and Lorna "OMP" Hughes.Francesca Taylor was our tail walker and James "T`Pau" Hurley gave the first timers briefing and then funnel managed along with Jon "Random words" Rumley,Peter "The Lord of the Cone" Humphreys,Pete "Gatechecker" Gateley,Kay "I`m still" Standing,Ann "Number 1 Scottish volunteer" Currie,Ultan "Co number 1 Irish volunteer" Mulhern,Andrew "Marvin`s dad" Everett,Kareen "Numbers" Porschke,Dave "Double funnel Dave" Bibby" (Jaffa cake break).Our magnificent marshals were Ian Chalmers,Lisa "Puddle monitor" Ost,Sybil Leeman,Kerry Ashcroft,Benjamin Willis,Shelagh "Russell" Hearty, Amanda "Tin can maestro" Curtis-Wilson,John "Keith" Henderson,Sue "Cowbell maestro" Sturgeon,Dermot "Father" Ferguson,Liz Jones,Charlotte Jones,Sophie Marsden,Stewart Foster,Evan Thomas,Cameron Farroll,Matthew Thomas.Rolf processed the results and Ken Noble was a pacer.
Thanks to all of them for being fabulous today. As you will have noticed we are needing more volunteers with the increased numbers so if you would like to volunteer please email us at email@example.com
If you haven`t volunteered before its an excellent way to see parkrun from another angle and appreciate the amount of hard work that goes into putting this free event on. And you get to wear hi vis,and I always have fruit pastilles.
We are on the flickr,the instagram and the facebook "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"
Thanks for reading and see you next week!